PF presidential running mate Nkandu Luo’s Campaign Manager Given Lubinda says President Lungu’s absence from the political scene is to show respect to late Dr Kaunda’s legacy.
Mr Lubinda who is also PF Manifesto Committee Chairperson says it is because of the great attachment to Dr Kaunda’s legacy that President Lungu has decided that he will not make any political statements during this mourning period.
Mr Lubinda said those who have been following social media and wondering why President Lungu has been absent must know that the reasons are because he wants to lead the country to honour Dr Kaunda’s legacy.
Mr Lubinda said President Lungu will re-launch his campaign after July 7, after Zambia’s First President Dr Kaunda has been put to rest.
He was speaking in Livingstone when he addressed PF leaders and candidates during a capacity building meeting.
Mr Lubinda said the Patriotic Front, unlike other opposition parties, has decided not to hold any public campaigns during this mourning period.
And Mr Lubinda said President Lungu and the PF party will not risk the lives of Zambians through holding public rallies and road shows during this campaign period.
He said President Lungu believes the life of every Zambian is more important than winning an election and that the PF wants to win the elections based on the good health of its citizens.